Everyone knows the saying “age ain’t nothing but a number.” In Hollywood, that saying couldn’t be anymore accurate. There are a number of celebrities that aren’t letting a few years (or 10) get in the way of true love, and surprisingly, these celebrity couples have worked out in the long run.
Is dating someone way older than you the key to a successful relationship or does the thought of it just make you quiver in disgust? You’ll never know unless you’ve tried it, but celebs like Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who have a 25-year age gap, have been married for 17 years and are still going strong! Or what about actor Dick Van Dyke and wife Arlene Silver who have an insane 46-year age difference? It may make you cringe just a bit, but they’ve been married since 2012 and look happier than ever.
While a few celeb couples with huge age differences might make you nauseated, like Scott Disick and Sofia Richie, who have a 15-year age gap, other Hollywood couples have found that no matter what age they are, if they’ve found love, age is irrelevant.
So, just check out this list of 15 Celeb Couples With Huge Age Differences (That Make Us Cringe) and see if you can name a few more that are just as shocking.
15. Halle Berry And Alex Da Kid – 16 Years
Halle Berry, 51, decided it was time to try something new and began dating a much younger Alex Da Kid,
a music producer who is 16 years her junior.
The couple went public with their romance when they posted similar social media photos of themselves cuddling with the same caption that read, “My balance.” The two dated for several months, but it looks like Berry and the producer have split. Following the split, Berry posted a photo on her Instagram and captioned it, “Done with love.” Was he too immature? Berry has been married three times to men who were all the same age as she is. We’ll give her credit for at least trying something new.
14. Olivier Sarkozy And Mary-Kate Olsen – 17 Years
Mary-Kate Olsen is 17 years younger than her husband, Olivier Sarkozy, who is 48. You might recognize Sarkozy’s name because he is the half-brother of Nicolas Sarkozy, the ex-president of France. The couple has been married since November of 2015, but when they were first spotted together, everyone questioned their relationship because the two did look rather odd together. No matter the age gap, the two always look happy, and during an episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Olsen’s sister-in-law, Carla Bruni, gushed about the married couple, stating that “Olivier looks very happy with her.” Mary-Kate’s twin sister, Ashley Olsen, has also dated someone years older than her. She was romantically linked to 58-year-old Richard Sachs, who is a financer.
13. Amber Tamblyn And David Cross – 19 Years
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star Amber Tamblyn and comedian David Cross have quite the age gap with 19 years. You may recognize Cross when he portrayed Tobias Funke in Arrested Development.
Amber is 33 and Cross is 52.
The comedian even joked about the age difference at a comedy show, saying, “I was slow to make any moves because of our age difference and also because she was a fan.” He also joked about the first time they met to the Huffington Post. He stated that he was being “aggressively” stared at by Amber during a connecting flight, and so, the two ended up sitting next to each other and talking. Amber and David aren’t letting age affect their relationship, and in fact, they welcomed a daughter last year, named Marlow Alice Cross.
12. Jennifer Lawrence And Darren Aronofsky – 21 Years
Actress Jennifer Lawrence, 27, first met director Darren Aronofsky, 48, on the set of his film Mother! Lawrence admitted in an interview with Vogue that she was immediately drawn to him because of his “energy.”
Despite their 21-year age gap, the two made their relationship last for a full year until calling it quits.
A source for People stated that Lawrence was very comfortable with dating an older guy because the actress is “mature and focused.” However, it looked like the two couldn’t make it work. The celebrity couple made their first public appearance together for the Venice Film Festival photocall for Mother! taking pictures alongside Javier Bardem and Michelle Pfeiffer.
11. Harrison Ford And Calista Flockhart – 22 Years
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart have a rather huge age gap between them, but they are one happy Hollywood couple. The couple began dating in 2002 when Harrison Ford spilled a glass of wine on Calista’s dress. Since then, the two have been inseparable.
Ford is 75 and Calista is 53, making that a whopping 22-year age difference.
Who wouldn’t love Indiana Jones and Ally McBeal together anyway? The stars even kept it casual at their 2009 wedding, with Harrison sporting Wrangler jeans and Calista wearing a white sundress. When Calista addressed the big age gap between her and her husband, she said, “It doesn’t faze me. Sometimes I even say, ‘Wow, I keep forgetting that he’s 22 years older than me.’”
10. Sam And Aaron Taylor-Johnson – 24 Years
Aaron Taylor-Johnson‘s marriage to Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Louise Taylor-Johnson might seem confusing to some, but sorry ladies, this stud is staying happily married.
Aaron, 26, and Sam, 50, have a 24-year age gap,
but that is clearly not an issue for them. Aaron has mentioned previously that he and his wife have a “very deep connection” and admits that he feels “secure and loved and safe” with Sam. The couple wed in 2012 and have two daughters together, while Sam has two girls from a previous relationship. Aaron even celebrated Sam’s 50th birthday by getting her name tattooed on his chest! Now that’s commitment.
9. Scott Disick And Sofia Richie – 15 Years
It appears that Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have finally called it quits after their long nine-year relationship. While the former couple has three children together, the breakup hasn’t stopped Disick from dating other women. In fact, we were all shocked when it was confirmed that the party-goer was romantically involved with
Sofia Richie, who turns out to be 15 years younger than him.
Disick, 34, has been seen going shopping with Richie, walking on the beach with her, and of course, being photographed on his yachts and private jets. Richie, who is 19, is the daughter of famous singer Lionel Richie. But let’s not only judge Scott on his need for a younger companion, as his ex, Kourtney, is dating model Younes Benjamin who is shockingly 14 years younger than she is.
8. Michael Douglas And Catherine Zeta-Jones – 25 Years
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have been married for a whopping 17 years telling everyone that
just because they are 25-years apart, they can still hold down a marriage and live happily.
People have always asked the couple what their secret is to their lasting and successful marriage, to which Catherine stated, “I think understanding, listening, being friends, all helps.” Even Douglas shared why he and Catherine have such a healthy and long marriage, saying, “I admire Catherine so much and in so many ways — as a mother, as an actress, and now as a businesswoman.” So, there you have it folks. While lasting Hollywood marriages are few and far between, Michael and Catherine’s looks to be going strong.
7. Alec And Hilaria Baldwin – 26 Years
An almost 30-year age gap may seem like a heck of a lot between two people, but in Hollywood, it’s quite normal. Alec Bladwin and his wife, Hilaria,
have a 26-year age difference, but clearly, love won in this relationship. Hilaria is 33 while Alec is 59,
and they just announced that they are expecting their fourth child! The couple, who tied the knot in 2012 and renewed their vows in June of 2017, are parents to Leonardo Angel Charles (13 months), Rafael (2), and 4-year-old daughter Carmen. Not only is their six-year marriage going strong, but they’re also keeping busy in the bedroom. Hilaria admitted that when Alec met her, he wanted to be with someone who was ready to have kids, and it looks like she didn’t object.
6. Madonna And Brahim Zaibat – 30 Years
If you’re the Queen of Pop, you can literally date anyone you want no matter how old. Eyebrows were immediately raised when Madonna
started dating a much younger 24-year-old French break dancer Brahim Zaibat in 2010.
Madonna, who was 52 at the time, would be spotted at clubs and at different public outings with Brahim. The pair dated for three years until they called it quits. It’s unclear why they ended their relationship, but there have been reports that Zaibat has already moved on, which isn’t shocking since he is a young and very good-looking man. Madonna is known to date men a lot younger than her. It looks like the singer has a “toyboy” addiction.
5. Emilie Livingston And Jeff Goldblum – 31 Years
Jeff Goldblum, 64, and his wife, Emilie Livingston, 35,
have an insane 31-year age gap,
but that didn’t stop them from dating and later tying the knot in 2014. The actor has been married two times before, to Oscar winner Geena Davis and Silverado co-star Patricia Gaul. He did not have children with either of his past ex-wives. In an interview, Goldblum admitted that he felt “happy as a clam” with his wife and feels “lucky, lucky, lucky” to have a wife like Emilie. His wife is an accomplished dancer, aerialist, and contortionist. The loving Hollywood couple has two children together, Charlie, 21 months, and River, who they welcomed in April of 2017.
4. Sarah Paulson And Holland Taylor – 31 Years
If you don’t keep up with your Hollywood gossip, you might cringe just a little after learning about American Horror Story actress Sarah Paulson dating a 74-year-old woman.
The couple has a 31-year age difference, and it was safe to assume that a lot of people were questioning the authenticity of this relationship.
However, Paulson admitted that her life choices are “unconventional,” so seeing her with a much older woman should not be anything shocking. She also added, “I’m with a much older person and people find that totally fascinating and odd, and to me, it’s the last interesting thing about me.” Taylor even once said that she felt like the “luckiest person in the world” to be with Paulson.
3. Patrick Stewart And Sunny Ozell – 38 Years
Singer and songwriter Sunny Ozell is 38 years old and literally half the age of her husband Patrick Stewart‘s age. The couple have been married since 2013 and first met when Sunny was working as a waitress.
What’s even stranger is that Stewart is only five years older than Sunny’s father.
In an interview, the 76-year-old actor admitted that his wife’s father wasn’t too happy about their relationship but eventually warmed up to Stewart. I’m sure the two even have a lot in common like figuring out how text messages work and what the heck Snapchat is. Despite their huge age difference, the two stars seem happy and living their lives the best way they can together.
2. Arlene Silver And Dick Van Dyke – 46 Years
Dick Van Dyke, who is 92, admitted that there was something about Arlene Silver that caught his eye, and even though they shared a huge age difference, he would at least give it a try. Luckily,
the 46-year age gap didn’t matter to Arlene and the couple wed in 2012.
However, before they said their “I Do’s,” Arlene did question the relationship and its “staying power.” The actor also admitted that his brother had doubts about how the two would get along having such a huge age difference, but in the end, love won for these two. Dick Van Dyke continues to refer to Arlene as his “child bride,” and it’s good to see that Arlene just laughs at his jokes.
1. Hugh Hefner And Crystal Harris – 60 Years
Before Hugh Hefner passed away last year, he was married three times and has dated a number of his Playboy bunnies since 1949. He’s admitted to sleeping with over 1,000 women during his 91-year life, but only a few were able to call themselves his girlfriend or wife. Before he passed, Hefner was married to Crystal Harris who is only 31 years old.
She was 24 at the time of their engagement
and looked exactly his type–tanned, yellowish blonde hair, and plastic. Since his death, Crystal appeared to have deleted her Instagram, and her Twitter account has been set to private. It was also reported that she would inherit absolutely nothing of Hefner’s fortune, thanks to the prenup agreement she signed.